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## Homework Statement

A vertical heat-insulated cylinder is divided into two parts by a movable piston of mass m. Initially, the piston is held at rest. The top part is evacuated and the bottom part is filled with 1 mol of monatomic gas at temperature 300 K. After the piston is released and the system comes to equilibrium, the volume occupied by the gas is halved. Find the final temperature of the gas.

## Homework Equations

PV = nRT

S = Q/T

mg = PA?[/B]

## The Attempt at a Solution

I've attempted to solve this problem using the fact that mg = PA and that the pressure can be solved for. Is this incorrect?

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